Chamber Asks Public To Exchange Eclipse Glasses


The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce had a supply of Solar Eclipse glasses for purchase this summer. Recent media reports state that certain vendors provided glasses that may not be safe or certified safe for viewing the eclipse. The Chamber contacted the vendor for supplier information and certification after it was brought to our attention that the ISO certification was not visible or printed on the glasses. We have obtained information confirming safety from the vendor.  However, we are asking those who have the glasses not to use them for solar viewing of the eclipse.

If you obtained “wood-grain” style glasses from the Chamber, please return them for exchange at our office or contact us if you have questions at or by phone at 541-265-8801.